BLUE MAGNOLIA FILMS PRESENTS FREEDOM FILMS

Runtime: 75 minutes

Producers: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast

Website: http://bluemagnoliafilms.squarespace.com/about-us-1/

Blue Magnolia Films in partnership with Sunflower County Freedom Project, Meridian Freedom Project and Rosedale Freedom Project with support from The Phil Hardin Foundation, will screen a series of short photo documentaries by Freedom Fellows, ages 10 to 18. The photo documentaries, each four minutes in length, highlight the importance of conversations between Civil Rights veterans and next generation leadership. The films highlight the stories of eighteen Civil Rights and community leaders, including: Hattie R. Jordan, Director of Fannie Lou Hamer Garden and Memorial Museum, Ruleville; Jeannie Russell, Owner of Russell's Grocery, Sunflower, MS; Ms. Virginia McLurian, Civil Rights Activist; Mildred Downey, Co-Founder, Visionary & Youth Advocate, Sunflower Country Freedom Project; Beverly Fulton, Advocate for the Elderly; Aa’Keela Hudnall, Attorney; Syria Sturdivant, Civil Rights Leader; Roscoe Jones, Civil Rights Leader & Founder, The Freedom ’64 Project; Allan Willis, Civil Rights Leader & Professional Golf Coach; Judge Veldore Young Graham of Meridian, MS; Ricky Hood, Director of Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi; Janice Shaw, grandmother; Fannie Mae Johnson, Councilwoman & Director of L.O.V.E.’s Kitchen, Meridian; Conchetta Turner, Rosedale Police Officer; Mildrette Netter White, Olympic Champion; Jewel Sanders, Civil Rights Activist; Barbara Pope, Business Owner, White Front Cafe, Rosedale, MS; and Rita Jones-Smith, School Counselor.